Notre Dame, Purdue women win

IndyStar Sports
Published 5:59 p.m. ET Dec. 17, 2017

WOMEN

>> No. 2 Notre Dame 91, DePaul 82: Jessica Shepard scored a career-high 39 points as Notre Dame withstood a 3-point barrage by DePaul for a 91-82 victory Sunday.

Shepard, who twice scored 35 points for Nebraska before transferring, hit 17-of-22 shots and had 11 rebounds.

Arike Ogunbowale added 21 for the Irish (10-1). She had just two points at halftime while making one of nine shots.

DePaul (7-4) shot 13-for-36 on 3s. Ashton Millender led the Blue Demons with 18 points.

>> Purdue 65, Eastern Washington 40: Dominique Oden was 3-of-3 from 3-point range and finished 6-of-9 overall, scoring a season-high 18 points. Oden scored 13 second-half points as the Boilermakers (7-5) pulled away from the Eagles (4-6).

Purdue turned up the defensive pressure midway through the third quarter, leading to transition baskets and an improved offensive performance.

“I feel like when our defense is going as good as it is today it makes our offense go really easy,” said Oden, who scored in double figures for the third straight game.

>> No. 16 Missouri 75, Indiana 55: Sophie Cunningham scored 19 points and Missouri rolled its 10th straight win with a 75-55 victory over Indiana at the West Palm Beach Invitational on Sunday.

Cunningham, coming off a season-high 35-point performance against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, scored 17 of her points in the third quarter when the Tigers outscored the Hoosiers 28-14 to break open a game Missouri led by seven at halftime. She was 4-of-6 from 3-point range in 22 minutes. Amber Smith added 10 points, Cierra Porter grabbed 12 rebounds and Hannah Schuchts blocked five shots.

With the win, the Tigers (10-1) tied the program’s sixth-longest streak.

Amanda Cahill scored a season-best 18 points and Tyra Buss 14 for Indiana (6-5), which had a two-game win streak snapped.

Missouri outrebounded Indiana 46-28, 16-8 on the offensive glass, and had a 16-3 advantage in second-chance points.

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>> Evansville 79, Midway 52: Noah Frederking scored 19 points and K.J. Riley had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the host Purple Aces (10-2). 

Blake Simmons added 18 points for Evansville, which led just 38-33 at halftime against lower-division Midway before pulling away.

Next up for the Purple Aces is Duke on Wednesday.

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